Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton by McCarthy, Meghan

Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton

A riveting picture book biography of Betty Skelton, aviation and auto racing pioneer, from award-winning author/illustrator Megan...
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Author: Meghan McCarthy
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Language: English
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Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton by McCarthy, Meghan

Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton

$40.75

Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton

$40.75
Author: Meghan McCarthy
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
A riveting picture book biography of Betty Skelton, aviation and auto racing pioneer, from award-winning author/illustrator Megan McCarthy.

In the 1930s most girls were happy playing with dolls. But one girl, Betty Skelton, liked playing with airplanes, watching them fly around outside, and even flying airplanes herself She lived for an adventure--in the air, the water, and on land--and nothing could stop her, especially not being a girl.

When Betty Skelton was young there weren't many women flying airplanes or racing cars, but she wouldn't let that stop her. She was always ready to take on a challenge, and she loved to have fun. Beetty rode motorcycles, raced cars, jumped out of planes, and flew jets, helicoptors, gliders, and blimps. And by the time she was an adult, Betty was known in the press as the "First Lady of Firsts "

This vibrantly illustrated picture book biography reveals the exciting life of a brave pioneer who followed her dreams and showed the world that women can do anything

Author: Meghan McCarthy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Published: 06/04/2013
Pages: 48
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 10.10h x 9.30w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781442422629
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.9
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 158769 / Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton


Award: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Young Hoosier Book Award - Nominee
Award: Garden State Children's Book Awards - Nominee


Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 04/01/2013 pg. 150
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2013 pg. 109
Kirkus Reviews 05/01/2013
Publishers Weekly 06/03/2013
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2013 pg. 519
Booklist 06/01/2013 pg. 85
Shelf Awareness 06/28/2013
New York Times Book Review 07/14/2013 pg. 15
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2013 pg. 193 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Meghan McCarthy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs; Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton; Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum; City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male; Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse; All That Trash; and Action! A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at Meghan-McCarthy.com.

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